up to 12-18 months
- What is HIFU?
- Benefits of HIFU?
- How many treatments are recommended?
- Are there any side effects?
- What can I expect during my HIFU treatment?
- Contraindications or recommendations prior to treatment?
- Post treatment recommendations
What is HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound)?
HIFU is a treatment utilising High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to heat up targeted areas of soft tissue below the surface of the skin.
Treatment areas are the neck, jawline, lower face, neck, brow and the lateral eye area.
HIFU is ultrasound focused below the skin’s surface causing cellular friction within molecules and precise target-point heating. The friction between the molecules produces heat and thermal injury at the focal point of the HIFU delivery.
The result of this promotes healing, immediate contraction and collagen stimulation through fibroblast activity within these treatment zones.
Benefits of HIFU?
SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) contraction, wrinkle reduction, Collagen stimulation, improvement of skin tone and rejuvenation.
How many treatments are recommended?
HIFU is a one-off treatment and results are expected to be seen after 4 months. These results can last between 12 – 18 months. A second HIFU application must not be performed any sooner than 9 months after first treatment.
Are there any side effects?
- Skin sensitivity
- Heat reaction
What can I expect during my HIFU treatment?
- Cleanse and prepare the skin
- Mark the treatment area and areas to avoid (white pencil)
- ultrasound gel is applied to the treatment area
- HIFU treatment is performed
- Ultrasound gel thoroughly removed
- Serum (Hyaluronic mask can be applied)
- Cream applied
- SPF applied
Are there any contraindications or recommendations prior to treatment?
It is recommended to stop using retinol and Vitamin C serum 3 days before your treatment.
- Coagulation disorders (Haemophilia)
- Pregnancy, Recent pregnancy or breast feeding
- Heart conditions including pacemaker
- Thrombosis or thrombophlebitis
- Anticoagulant medication
- Skin thinning Medication
- History of Cancer
- Metal prosthesis or implants
- Auto immune conditions
- Kidney or Liver impairment
- Skin cancer
- Infection or skin sensitivity in the area
- Fragile and excessive dryness
- Tendency to keloid scar tissue
- Regular anti-inflammatory medication
Post treatment recommendations
- Immediately post treatment cooling packs may need to be applied to the client’s skin.
- Avoid hot baths, heavy exercise, massage etc. for 5- 7 days after the treatment.
- Avoid sun beds and no sunbathing during the healing process of the skin (up to 2 months)
- Apply SPF 30 daily.
- A review of the client’s progress is recommended after 6 weeks and again after 12 weeks.